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The experience is everything: Coal Drops Yard, London, by Heatherwick StudioSubscription

By Jack Self

The crowning jewel at King’s Cross Central, Heatherwick Studio’s Coal Drops Yard is yet another in a litany of cultural hubs cum shopping arenas that are carefully choreographed confections of disingenuous ‘authentic’ experiences

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Communal luxury: Social housing, Zürich, Switzerland by Lütjens PadmanabhanSubscription

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Spacious, well-designed and affordable, Swiss housing like Lütjens Padmanabhan’s apartment building in Zürich is the housing holy grail, but all that glitters is not gold

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Lying fallow: the value of idlenessSubscription

By Michael Chieffalo, Julia Smachylo

In a world in constant motion there is an ecological imperative to embrace the value of idleness

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Foreign correspondence: the AR in the islands of IrelandSubscription

Join Andrew Clancy, Shelley McNamara, Lisa Godson and Cian Deegan in Dublin on Wednesday 18 September to celebrate the AR’s islands of Ireland issue 

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Degrowing pains: The Architectural Review at the Oslo Architecture TriennaleSubscription

To celebrate the AR Money issue, we will be in Oslo on Friday 27 September with Phin Harper, Maria Smith, Alexander Eriksson Furunes and George Kafka to untangle the threads of degrowth and architecture

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    General Design Co | Collectif Encore | David Leech Architects | AZL Architects | MORQ | Kochi Architect’s Studio | Lacaton & Vassal | Balkrishna Doshi | Instituto Balear de la Vivienda | Alberto Kalach + TAX | Comunal | Rozana Montiel | Peter Barber Architects | Lacol | Rogelio Salmona | Minnette De Silva | Typology: Palace

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    AR June 2019 on the islands of Ireland

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    Features on books and buildings, with pieces exploring the architecture and influence of books as well as libraries and archives from across the world including the winner of the AR Library awards

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    Fourteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus pieces on the Netherlands and Amsterdam, where the winner of the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 will be announced

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    September 2017 on Facades

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    July/August 2017 issue on Home

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    Superpositions | Philippe Rahm | Johansen Skovsted | AL_A | Vector architects | RAAAF | Plug architecture | RCR | Frank Lloyd Wright | Typology: Dam

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Last chance to enter the AR New into Old awards Subscription

The Architectural Review is seeking the most creative and exciting adaptive re-use projects, to be judged by our jury including Ricardo Bofill. Extended deadline: Friday 20 September

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From the jaws of disaster: social housing solutions in MexicoSubscription

By Juan Carlos Cano

The devastation wrought by powerful earthquakes in Mexico in 1985 and 2017 spurred the architectural community to revisit social housing, but sometimes proposals were wrought for no more than media attention

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Retrospective: Peter BarberSubscription

By Tom Cordell

In the face of inimical government policies, Peter Barber addresses London’s housing demand, calling on the UK’s rich tradition of council housing

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Footprints in time: House in Kamitomii, Kurashiki, Japan, by General Design CoSubscription

By Kaz Yoneda

AR House winner General Design Co’s House in Kamitomii, Japan, involved paring back age-old accretions to restore it to its original dimensions and create a space defined by openness and simplicity

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Identity check: slow architecture grows on the islands of IrelandSubscription

By Shane O’Toole

The critical culture of Irish architecture, so painstakingly developed over the last half century, is now under threat of starvation

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Foreign correspondence: Irish narratives of departure and returnSubscription

By Andrew Clancy

Irish architecture evinces a proud vernacular tradition, yet a great deal of cross pollination has been at play, translating and transmuting external influences

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The lie of the line: pulling at the invisible edges of peripherySubscription

In this visual keynote, the AR pulls and picks at the fabric that defines the indeterminate periphery, dissolving hard lines and releasing the messy entrails

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Outside the box: Punchbowl Mosque, Sydney, Australia, by Candalepas AssociatesSubscription

By David Neustein

As racial tensions rise, Candalepas Associates’ mosque carves a safe and serene sanctuary out of the Sydney suburb of Punchbowl

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Sea of troubles: adapting to a changing worldSubscription

By Will McCallum

As ocean levels rise, we must consider how architecture will adapt to uncertain futures

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Cultural artifice: the Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, by Ateliers Jean NouvelSubscription

By Maryam Mudhaffar

Although it seeks inspiration in traditional symbolism, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is intent on becoming yet another new global destination

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